Mr.Rajesh Kumar, Executive Director, Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO), who is heading the Urban Transport and High Speed Directorate, is in Kochi for a three-day visit to check the quality adopted for Metro construction, inspected the Kochi Metro Rail project on Thursday and expressed satisfaction on the quality and safety measures adopted for establishing the project.
“Kochi Metro is a good blend of energy, ideas and experience. It is going to be one of the most modern metros in the country,” the official told media persons, adding that RDSO was more concerned about the timely certification of the project. Holding that the RDSO did not want any technical errors to delay the project, he said the agency would be exchanging ideas with the Kochi Metro team to improve aspects of its construction.
As part of the site inspection, the official supervised the launching of a U-girder at Pulinchodu near Aluva on Wednesday night. Following it, he also held discussions with Kochi Metro Rail Limited officials on various aspects of its safety certification.
As per Metro Railway Act 2009, Indian Railways have been given the responsibility of technical planning and safety to Metro System being implemented in India. Being the Technical Wing of Ministry of Railways, all the Safety Certification and Technical Clearance is done by RDSO.